As we are sure you are aware, the current political situation in the UK is uncertain and unpredictable. A General Election has been announced to take place on Thursday 12 December.
If you want to exercise your right to vote, you must first register to vote. You are legally obliged to register at either your permanent/home or term-time addresses. You can in fact register at both although you can only vote in one in a General Election. To find out if you are eligible to vote in a UK General Election, click here.
If your term-time address lies outside Leicester City Council boundaries, you can either contact your local council or register to vote using the Government’s website (https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote). Make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand.
For eligible students living within the boundaries of Leicester City Council, DMU has a way to make registering to vote easy.
If you registered/re-registered as a DMU student using the ‘Register Here’ tile on MyDMU then you have probably already told us if you want us to register you with Leicester City Council. However, we would encourage you to follow the process below to check and update your information including your preferences for how you would like to vote (e.g. by postal vote).
If you completed a paper form or registered any other way than through the ‘Register Here’ tile then we will not have a record of you registering to vote, so please make sure you complete the process described below.
Once DMU knows your preferences, we then pass this information securely to Leicester City Council for you.
You must complete this process by the extended deadline of Monday 18 November. If you miss this deadline, although DMU cannot register you, you can still register via the Government’s website.
Firstly, head to your MyDMU dashboard and click on the ‘My Personal Details’ tile. Then click on ‘edit’ for the ‘Yearly Confirmation’ section.
You will then be able to let us know if you want to sign up for the electoral register, how you want to vote and more. If your preferences are already recorded, you can change them if you want to.
Make sure you click ‘Save’ once you’ve selected your preferred options.
If you have any questions about registering to vote, please take a look at our helpful FAQs.
Your vote counts. Locally and nationally, it allows you to help shape the social agenda and the policies that will affect our futures.
Don’t lose out, register to vote today.
Posted on Wednesday 23rd October 2019